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The 6-ton Blue whale model at London’s Natural History Museum

A series of meetings meant that I found myself in London’s Natural History Museum yesterday, and with my friends and Tet Zoo supporters Dan and Felix Bridel (great t-shirt, Felix) I spent a while gawping at the always fascinating life-sized Blue whale Balaenoptera musculus model that hangs in the Mammal Hall.

August 8, 2014 — Darren Naish

Get Geeked – BoneDusters Paleo Ale is Bottled!

For those of you who have been following the story of Bone Dusters Paleo Ale, the beer made with yeast living on a 35-million-year old whale fossil, there’s exciting news out of Lost Rhino Brewery today.

July 1, 2014 — Kalliopi Monoyios

Whale Poop

Earlier this week we talked about how to use whale snot for science. I especially enjoyed blog bff Scicurious‘s take on the study: Budgetary requirement: $5000 for series of expensive remote control helicopters.

April 24, 2010 — Jason G. Goldman

Whale Snot

The question is: what do you use to study the health of whales in the wild? The answer is: not what you’d think. Unlike smaller sea mammals like seals or sea lions, it is very hard to obtain blood samples from whales without first killing them.

April 21, 2010 — Jason G. Goldman

Getting to Know Whale Vaginas in 7 Steps

It's not easy to study a whale vagina. But it is necessary. Right now, penises get far more attention than vaginas in the science world. (It's also apparent in the museum scene, too—sadly, today, there's no vagina equivalent to rival the Icelandic Phallocological Museum).

June 11, 2014 — Marah Hardt
Odobenocetops: ridiculous ‘walrus whales’

Odobenocetops: ridiculous ‘walrus whales’

I always hoped that, one day, I’d have time to talk at length about Odobenocetops, one of the strangest and most exciting of fossil cetaceans.

November 14, 2013 — Darren Naish